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HANSON, Ass't Editorand Foreman Entered ns jecoud-class matter January 4,1005, at the post office Ht 8iiverCity, Idaho, under the Act of Congress of March 3.1879 MEMBER WESTERN IDAHO PRESS ÀSSO Cl AVION. CHAS. A. HACKNEY. MEADOWS, PRES F. G. BURROUGHS, CALDWELL, 8ECY THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, 1910 OWYHEE COUNTY DIRECTORY. Comity Commissioners : 1st Dist.—C. H. Grete, Silver City. 2nd Dist.—,1. W. McDowell, Homedale. 3rd Dist.—A. J. Harley, Bruneau. Sheriff.— M. M. Krieg. Clerk Dist. Court.—John S. St Clair. Probate Judge.— Dr. F. S. Heer. Assessor.—Oscar F. Brunzell. Treasurer.—Margaret Cavaney. School Supt.—Jennie Farrer Avery. Prosecuting Attorney.—C. M. Hays. Coroner.— Dr. T. D. Farrer. The United States is now ex pending $42,000,000 on federal irrigation systems, and this amount is far exceeded by pri vate expenditures of this nature in the arid west. The integrity of any irrigation system is based absolutely on the amount of wa ter available. French's almost unanimous victory over Hamer was largely a protest by the people against the methods by which he was de feated in the state convention two years ago, and the fact that Hamer was generally considered a Lansdon man. Hamer did some excellent work in Congress, but the millstones he carried were too much for him.—Ex. A plau to organize a Conven tions Bureau, such as has been successful in Chicago, Cleveland and other cities of the east, and to make every possible effort to bring as many big national con ventions to the Northwest each year as possible, has been started and will be put. on a working basis shortly. The ho tel men and other business inter ests which will profit by bringing thousands of convention dele gates and tourists to the West each year will subscribe the funds to the conventions bureau and a manager will be chosen to visit big conventions and offer every inducement to bring future ses sions to cities of the Northwest. The value of a convention to a city has been studied by organ izers who have reduced the mat ter to a science. They figure that the average length of a couven tion is three days. That in clndes everything from national gatherings that stay a week to local affairs that may have only oneor two sessions. The aver age amount spent by a delegate is variously estimated from three to five dollars a day. People away from home and enjoying themselves in a strange city spend freely. Every delegate to an Elks reunion, or a Shriuers convention is worth ten to fifteen dollars a day. Organizations like those two, made up of men who are "spenders" are counter acted by the kind of conventions whose delegates live as cheaply as possible and spend little or nothing for entertainment. Temperance society conventions and similar assemblages do not profit a city greatly, yet they do bring in a certain amount of money that is put in circulation among the hotels and the busi ness houses. Government Without News papers. The Des Moines experiment in municipal government is said by competent observers to Indepen dent upon the co-operation of the newspapers for its success. If that is considered a defect it must be born in mind that the same thing is true of every form of city government and the gov ernment of every state, and of the United States. Newspapers, being made by men, are fallable. A few of them are published for attaining un worthy ends. A small number are maintained for the purpose of making money by playing on the prejudices and passions of the uninformed. Hut the news papers of the United States as a whole stand courageously for what their editors believe to be for the best interests of the peo ple. The fact that they do not agree is one of the best safe guards of the nation, for the pub lic is enabled to see all sides of every question.—Cleveland Lead er. THE DIRECT PRIMARY. There is considerable discus sion and criticism of the direct primary law, and it must be ad mitted that some corrections are necessary. But the fact re mains that the principle is good and the law is a step in the right direction. As in all progressive movements, there has been con siderable misunderstanding, but that will be overcome, in time, and the people will learn that they have the power in their own hands, if they care to exercise it. The greatest objection to the law is the ridiculous and farcical "mandatory" second choice pro vision, which certainly was never intended by the framers and makers of the law. With this feature eliminated and a few minor corrections the law should j to a a a work very satisfactorily, The most serious problem in connection with perfect execution of the intent of the law is the awakening of the voters to a re sponsibility in the matter. Too many are inclined to shirk their duty in the selection of candi dates, saying, "I will wait until the nominations are made, then vote for the best man." It was this same spirit that rendered the old delegate and convention system so obnoxious—the voters would not attend the primaries, leaving the work of selecting can didates to the ward-heelers and cheap politicians. No law that could be devised by man will remedy political conditions if the voters will not take an active interest in the se lection of worthy men to fill the offices and wisely and faithfully perform the duties that pertain thereto.—Ex. One Caustic View of T, R Colonel Roosevelt's speeches on his trip to Denver ,and back are remarkable for one or two things, but not for the matter they con tain. The Colonel has said noth ing new. We have had these speeches over and over. The Colonel contributes nothing to the solution of any problem be fore the American people. The two things for which the Colonel's oratory is most remark able are his abounding egotism and his apparently intentional failure to make complimentary reference to somebody else. The linotype operator who sets the speeches in this office tells us that he has to wait on the distributor for Cap I's; that the "mats" carrying that character have had their ears worn off by con stant use since the Colonel left New York, and that the channel in which they run is a quarter of an inch deeper than it was ten days ago. He estimates that the eight Cap I's in his font of "mats" have each been around not less than 19,486 times. The contrast between, the speeches of the Colonel on this trip and those of his friend Taft some months ago is most strik Mr. Taft used to refer to mg. his "distinguished predecessor" in every breath; the Colonel has not made the slightest reference in all his torrential oratorv of j ent kinds, is now more capable than ever to take care of your job work. the past ten days to his old till acum, Bill. Reading those speeches, one would never sus pect that there is a man in the White House of any kind. It would never occur to him that there is a Republican part, nor a Republican policy, nor much of anything else in the w T orld but teeth and goggles. How would you like to be Taft, and have an old friend like the Colonel?—Yakima Republic. The Owyhee Nugget $2 a year. Geo. R. Sweeney has just received and now has on display a full and complete line of samples of the latest fall and win ter clothing. Go and see him for a good tailor-made ready-to-wear suit. The Nugget shop, being well equipped with a good line of display type of differ Owyhee Bre wery / ft SlLVJElt CITY, IDAHO BEER Guaranteed to be a Pure Hop &i\d Barley Product A Healthful and Delicious Tonic Beverage For sale by the Barrel or the Case ^Fritz SoTileifter, Prop^ fcV.ßfcV, ■mmm mmm wmmm m m I OWYHEE MEAT COMPANY 1 » i I David Somerville and Fred Ulmer « I I I I I Dealers in all Kinds of Fresh I I ZMZ EATS i I 1 I I ! All Kinds of 1 I SAUSAGES k I .A. Specialty At The Saume Old Sland m I I I » i 1 ASHER A. GETCHELL Drugs, Medicines, Stationery DrugSundries, Perfumes,Cut Glass, China, Tobaccos, Confectionery, etc. News Stand in Connection. Post Office. Drug Store. Silver City, Idaho £ BADGER FURNITURE CO. See us in our new quarters We have the largest and best stock ever shown. We pay no rent, and we are making the lowest prices ever known in the west on dependable merchandise. Mail orders carefully filled and freight paid. Give us a trial and be convinced. IDAHO REGULAR TRIPS Between DeDamar and Silver City. Stage de § arts from Delamar at a. in. Departs from Silver on return trip at 2 p. m. Passengers and Freight carried. Stops at Dewey en route. Delamar Livery, Feed and sale STABLes JOHN FIORE Proprietor BOISE LABORATORIES COMPANY Aseayere. Chemists & Metallurgists E. C. GRICE, Manager Send us your samples. Mill made on 100 pounds and less of 227 South 10th St. tests ore. BOISE, IDAHO A good stock ranch on Sinker, for sale. For particulars call on Mrs. M. E. Paul.